Karen Lee named GM at RTRFM

Staff Writer

RTRFM has named Karen Lee as the station’s new general manager.

Lee joins the station with extensive experience in the creative industries, having worked in the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors.

She’s spent time across music touring and events, arts and community projects, and business management, and is a long-standing advocate for artists’ rights and local culture.

RTRFM is Western Australia’s oldest FM station, and Lee takes over as it enters its 42nd year of operation.

“We’re living in such a dynamic and invigorating time for audio content makers, story-tellers, and music selectors,” said Lee.

“I’m determined to make sure that RTRFM and all the people who give the station its unique identity and quality can capitalise on the many opportunities available.

“With the right strategy, innovation, and partners, all our rich and varied local action can reach global audiences and be part of a vibrant international exchange of stories, sounds, and ideas.  What a terrific time to be taking the helm!”.

Lee takes over from Stu MacLeod and officially starts her new role in the new year.

“I’m so excited that I’ll be looking after both old friends and new aspirations for the station’s future at such an interesting moment in audio creation,” she said.

“’We’re all excited to get 2019 underway with her new energy and ideas driving our strategy to become a leading community digital content production company in Australia,” added RTRFM chair Rewi Lyall.

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